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Creative Lab Hawaii
Creative Lab Hawaii Announces Its Winter 2021 Webinar Lineup and Mentors Focusing on Strategies for Emerging FilmmakersPosted on February 24, 2021 in News
Offering insights into micro-budget filmmaking and developing career skills in producing and directing, Creative Lab Hawaii announces its lineup of virtual public panels and program mentors for Winter 2021.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Hawaii Remote Work Pilot Project – Remote Ready HawaiiPosted on February 11, 2021 in News
DBEDT and the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations through the Workforce Development Council along with the Hawaii’s four county Workforce Development Boards , announced 'Remote Ready Hawaii'.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
The State Welcomes Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.Posted on February 2, 2021 in News
Yesterday Kahu Kordell Kekoa presided over a blessing in a Waimanalo neighborhood to mark the first day of filming for the Disney+ original series, Doogie Kamealoha, M.D., a reboot of the beloved 90s dramedy Doogie Howser M.D.
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Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority
New Solar Powered Factory for Low Cost Water Tanks and Other Molded Products Arrives on Hawaii IslandPosted on January 29, 2021 in News
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority — NELHA's Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology (HOST) park is home to the island's newest manufacturing facility – an outdoor factory that molds large plastic products using 100% solar energy.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Alibaba Business Workshop Offers Sessions on Placing Products in the China MarketPosted on January 28, 2021 in News
DBEDT is presenting The Alibaba Business Workshop’, a one-day seminar for those interested in marketing their products in China.
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Creative Industries Hawaii
DBEDT’s Creative Industries and the Mechanical Licensing Collective Host Webinar for Hawaii’s SongwritersPosted on January 26, 2021 in News
Noteworthy changes to the way songwriters are paid digital royalties start January 2021 with DBEDT's Creative Industries Division and The Mechanical Licensing Collective partnering to host a free webinar for Hawaii’s music community.
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High Technology Development Corp.
Hawaii’s Digital Currency Sandbox Seeking to Expand the Playing FieldPosted on January 25, 2021 in News
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — The State of Hawaii’s Digital Currency Innovation Lab (DCIL) invites new entities within the cryptocurrency space to join the program - the first of its kind in the state.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
Statement from Chief Energy Officer Scott GlennPosted on January 20, 2021 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — Today President Biden signed an executive order allowing the United States to rejoin the Paris Agreement. The United States officially withdrew from the landmark climate agreement on Nov. 4, 2020, under the previous presidential administration.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
New DBEDT Report Provides Economic Insight & Outlook for Hawaii’s Defense SectorPosted on January 11, 2021 in News
DBEDT has released its Hawaii Defense Economy (HDE) Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats (SWOT) Analysis Report and Action Plan.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Statement on Surf Contests During COVID-19 PandemicPosted on January 5, 2021 in News
Following many discussions with health and natural resource leaders of the State to find a way forward for future surf contests in Hawaii, we have determined that the State will be suspending surf competitions at this time.
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